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Monomachine sequencing Drumstation - no workie Keyboard Synthesizers
Old 17th September 2011
  #1
Gear Head
 

Monomachine sequencing Drumstation - no workie

Yeah, well since I needed some hardware drums and a Novation Drumstation turned up cheap I thought "Why not?". I wanted to sequence it from my Monomachine (I am using that as a sequencer in general). Monomachine goes into an Ensoniq midi patchbay and from there to the Drumstation. Midi channel 10 is chosen on both the Monomachine and the Drumstation - but no sequence is played? The Drumstation does not seem to respond on ANY midi channel...

What am I doing wrong?
Old 18th September 2011
  #2
Gear Head
 

I've read somewhere that the midi control on this module is prone to dying. Can anyone confirm that?
Old 23rd September 2011
  #3
Gear Head
 

Really? Noone has experienced the same? Really?
Old 24th September 2011
  #4
Gear Head
 

To answer my own question: The Drumstation will not accept midi through a patchbay.
Old 22nd August 2012
  #5
Here for the gear
 

My novation just stopped responding to midi. It was before in a midi patchbay by midi solutions and working properly. Tried to connect it directly into the sequencer but didn't help. Don't know if this is a common problem or not, but sure seems to have happened to me.

Any bright ideas how to fix it?
Old 22nd August 2012
  #6
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my DS has been running for more than 10 years, never had a prob receiving midi. devices failing to receive midi for hardware failure reasons are rare in my world. usually comes down to user error, computer/interface problems, cables, etc. i also have bassStation and super bassStation, and nova laptop, so i've done my time with novation.

ps. my DS is a version2.

pps. is it possible your monomachine is sending notes in the wrong octave? is it possible you have set the mono where it doesn't output note info? is there a way you can hook up another machine and see if the mono runs it? is there a way to hook up another machine or keyboard and see if it can control the DS?
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